I have never made any claim that I am any sort of military strategist. Never. Simply put, I am not.
But it is abundantly clear that neither is Gil Russell. His answer to the Afghanistan problem is "turn the full force of American power loose to destroy them." Full force includes nuclear weapons.
I doubt Mr. Russell understands the implications of such a statement. But then, his hero is George W. Bush.
Mr. Russell doesn't seem to comprehend that this war is completely different than any war we have ever fought. There is no single, simple solution. Also, it is a different time in world history.
Afghanistan is not Normandy or Mount Suribachi.
In this war, the advantage is in favor of the enemy — from the local population to the terrain. The attack style of the enemy is by ambush. Our intelligence is faulty. The enemy fights with a strong ideology. I just don't believe that we or anyone else can defeat that.